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Bug 811813 - Copying to a USB stick gives bogus warning messages
Summary: Copying to a USB stick gives bogus warning messages
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 16
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-04-12 02:59 UTC by Bill Gradwohl
Modified: 2015-03-03 23:05 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-02-13 22:57:06 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
This is before the copy, showing that the directory ycc does not exist on the stick. (288.84 KB, image/png)
2012-04-12 02:59 UTC, Bill Gradwohl
no flags Details
This is during the copy showing the bogus message. (322.34 KB, image/png)
2012-04-12 03:03 UTC, Bill Gradwohl
no flags Details

Description Bill Gradwohl 2012-04-12 02:59:16 UTC
Created attachment 576934 [details]
This is before the copy, showing that the directory ycc does not exist on the stick.

Description of problem:
Copying a few meg of files to a USB stick sometimes causes the copy operation to issue false warning messages about replacing files that don't exist.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fully patched F16

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Using Nautilus select a directory to copy & hit copy. i.e. ycc
2. Using another Nautilus that pops up when a stick is mounted, rename the same directory to something else. (ycc is on the stick, representing the last copy. Rename it to some rubbish to get the name out of the way.
3. Hit paste into the USB stick.
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
Attaching 2 screen shots. One shows the source and target of the copy. The other shows the bogus warning. The before shows that no directory (ycc) exists on the stick

Since the directory being copied (ycc) didn't exist on the stick, how can the copy find an existing older file in the hierarchy to give the warning? That's impossible.

Comment 1 Bill Gradwohl 2012-04-12 03:03:36 UTC
Created attachment 576935 [details]
This is during the copy showing the bogus message.

I believe this has something to do with the latency involved with USB sticks.

A few seconds before issuing the paste, there was a directory named ycc on the stick. I renamed it to just get the name "ycc" out of the way so that the paste could reuse the same name. 

This occurs sometimes, and not others.

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